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Loft HI Hostel
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

central location, superfriendly staff, great breakfast, modern interior. The best start we could have for our trip through Iceland. Negative point: we couldn't book without full payment in advance. Unfortunately they didn't have a secured way to do this

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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

Literally the best staff I've ever met. Everything is new and clean. Great kitchen. The best location.

Had tons of fun staying here for almost a month. Stayed in the 8 bed, 6 bed, and private room. All of them were great. I didn't even think about moving to another hostel!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

Amazing experience of my stay Reykjavik, a homey place to come back to after a cold and rainy adventure - soft wooden feel of the cafeteria with gourmet herbal teas and organic coffee, delightful atmosphere all around. Rooms clean and spacious and motivated young enthusiastic staff! location is top - 66 degrees North shop right underneath - 2 mins from Airport transfer. Better than a hotel! Strongly recommend!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
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1  Thank Bagy V
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Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

Loft hostel may be new, but they've already figured everything out! Incredibly clean, quiet, with incredibly friendly and helpful staff. They also have an awesome rooftop patio and a very hip / relaxing lounge cafe / bar to hang out in.

Perfect location right in the hippest part of downtown Reykjavik and close to all the sights.

Best hostel experience I've had! Check them out!

  • Stayed: August 2013
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1  Thank Toby F
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

I recently stayed at the Loft Hostel for two nights, and I am truly impressed by this impeccable hostel! It is brand new, so everything looks fresh and clean, but I am not under the impression that this will fade soon.

The rooms are nice, with comfortable beds including pillows and blankets, and they are ensuite, too, so you do not have to stumble out at night to find a toilet - and everything is just superbly clean. The lounge and cafe area with the patio overlooking Reykjavik is inviting and has a good vibe. Staff is friendly, helpful, and always willing to give a little extra just to make your stay more comfortable. Usually more comfortable in my own room, I could have easily stayed here for a longer period.

The location is ridiculously central, so you are right in the center of Reykjavik (so yes, you might hear outside noise on weekend nights).

Do I have anything I did not like? Well, I, too, think the breakfast could add a little variety, and I would have loved to be able to open a window in my room - but then these are just minor things and really do not influence my overall judgement.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

I stayed at Loft for eight nights in two rooms, as both a solo traveler and with a friend, and loved every minute. The rooms were spacious and each bed had a light/charging/storage nook. The lounge is inviting, guests support nice, and staff stellar. They were a wealth of knowledge and helped pan trips, including alternatives where they thought it necessary. The only improvement I'd request is a more varied breakfast... but really, everything else was so awesome that I can't complain!

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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

The Loft Hostel has a fabulous location, is brand new, has spacious rooms, friendly staff and many tours and daytrips you can book there.
The breakfast will get boring if you stay couple of days. Could use some improvement or variation.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Additional Information about Loft HI Hostel

Address: Bankastraeti 7, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Location: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik > Miõborg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 110 Specialty Lodging in Reykjavik
Price Range: $57 - $275 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Loft HI Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Opened in 2013 and has already made a huge impression; in 2014 voted the Best HI Hostel in the world and then the best hostel in Iceland at the 2015 Hoscars. Loft is located on Reykjavík's main street, next to all major attractions. It boasts one of the finest views in town with its large top floor balcony overlooking the center - a great spot to people watch or catch a glimpse of the northern lights in winter. Make yourself at home in our spacious lounge where you can pick something out of our book swap shelves, play board games and have a tasty cup of coffee with one. Facilities also include free WiFi and computer access, fully equipped guest kitchen and free luggage storage. We host fun events a few times a week and all are free entry and welcome to all. Also there's happy hour every day between 4PM&7PM. Loft is certified as fully accessible hostel and offers a wide range of 4-8 bedded dorms and double rooms, each equipped with a private bathroom. Linen is included in all rooms. ... more   less 
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